Skippy a Convert? Muslim discussed using Jihadi kangaroo for Anzac Day attack, court told

A Melbourne teenager allegedly discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with an Islamic State symbol and setting it loose on police officers.

  • Spatchcocked

    This is getting comical… absurd…..but yet worrying somehow.
    I’m picturing a big bull Roo with boxing gloves on…..his pouch stuffed full of C-4…..hopping around surrounded by Melbournes finest.

    The curse of Rolf Harris.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Jihadi day is a very dangerous day, Spunky

  • lgeubank

    Hey, kangaroo bomber: if that doesn’t work, try a pelican. “He can hold in his beak, enough bombs for a week. . .”

    (I do think only female kangaroos have pouches, though. I conjecture.)

  • luna

    Why on earth would anyone want to do such a thing?

    Police say Besim is motivated by an extremist ideology and has expressed support for proscribed terrorist organisations, particularly Isis, which adopt a radical interpretation of Islam.

    Motivated by an extremist ideology?
    A radical interpretation of Islam?


    Isn’t it the job of the media to educate and inform?

  • Spatchcocked

    Only female Roos have the pouch…..?
    I’m sure you’re right…..makes sense I guess….

  • Exile1981

    Jihadi kangaroo? Wow how very Australian. I wonder if the ones in Canada have tried it with a beaver?

    • lolwut?

      There’s a rumor some guy with a wooden leg was trying that but the plan fell over when the beaver decided to build a lodge instead.

  • lolwut?

    Better put Matilda on a watch list.

  • Brett_McS

    Kangaroos are dangerous up close, when riled. They don’t “box”; what they are doing is looking to grab their enemy (usually another kangaroo, but humans work just as well) with their clawed front paws. Then they rock back on their tails and lift their powerful, clawed back legs and rip your stomach out.